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Dracocephalum ruyschiana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Mentheae
Genus: Dracocephalum

Dracocephalum is a genus of about 60[1] to 70 species[2][3] of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. These flowers, collectively called dragonhead, are annual or perennial herbaceous plants or subshrubs, growing to 15 to 90 centimeters tall.

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  1. ^ Sonboli, A., et al. (2011). Molecular characterization of Iranian Dracocephalum (Lamiaceae) species based on RAPD data. Acta Biologica Szegediensis 55(2), 227-30.
  2. ^ Lazarević, P., et al. (2009). On the distribution of Dracocephalum ruyschiana (Lamiaceae) in the Balkan Peninsula. Phytologia Balcanica 15(2), 175-79.
  3. ^ Dracocephalum. Flora of China.
  4. ^ "Dracocephalum L." The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. 2010. Retrieved November 16, 2012.

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